Thursday, May 19, 2005
Empty Suit Thursday: UN-quisition edition
Minnesota's Brooklyn-bred Empty Suit of a Senator, Smilin' Norm Coleman made international headlines this week with his UN-quisition against George Galloway. We've covered that story and more this week:
- In the calm before the storm, we learned that Smilin' Norm traveled like no other Senator. Plus, he still refuses to take any position on CAFTA. Why, it's almost like having an Empty Suit in the Senate.
- G-day minus 4: It's clear that Smilin' Norm has no actual evidence that Galloway received any money from Oil for Food. We still wonder why Coleman is more worried about Oil for Food than the $8.8 billion that the CPA lost.
- G-day minus 2: Al Jazerra weighs in. Guess what? They don't like Smilin' Norm any more than I do.
- G-day minus 1: The greatest bloggers of all time make a fearless prediction: Smilin' Norm will tear Galloway apart ("There are lots of 'lawyers' in the House and Senate, but Norm Coleman is a lawyer. It's been a while since he was in the courtroom, and no doubt he's a little rusty. But if he decides to cross-examine Galloway himself, fur will fly."). It didn't work out that way, but it's all Chris Matthews's fault.
- G-day: Coleman unleashes his charges. Apparently, Smilin' Norm is upset that Galloway paid Saddam Hussein $300,000. Not that Coleman has any proof. Unsubstantiated accusations remain the coin of the realm among the Black Helicopter Right.
- G-day plus 1: transcripts of the best exchanges between Coleman and Galloway. Smilin' Norm wonders: Behind a desk in the Dirksen Office Building, can anyone hear you scream?
- Even the Indian papers were taking shots at Coleman by G-day plus 2.